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CNN: Pew poll shows more people in the world have confidence in Putin than Trump

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Donald Trump is the fairly elected leader of the most prominent democracy in the world. Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian with a long record of punishing political allies and suppressing views divergent from his own. Read more here. The post CNN: Pew poll shows more people in the world have conf...

Foreign Policy: Basically everyone but Russia now looks on the US less favorably

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“We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a speech announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement earlier this month. “And they won’t be. They won’t be.” Read more here. The post Fo...

New York Times: Global cyberattack – what we know and don’t know

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A quickly spreading ransomware attack is hitting countries across the world including Ukraine, Russia, Spain, France and the United States, just weeks after a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry.” Read more here. The post New York Times: Global cyberattack – what we know and don’t kn...

Associated Press: Kissinger says chaos in the West could give boost to Russia

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on June 27 warned of Russia’s simmering alienation from its western neighbors but said he believed that President Vladimir Putin will ultimately work toward cooperative relationships with countries on its borders. Read more here. The post Assoc...

Washington Post: EU fines Google a record $2.7 billion in antitrust case over search results

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The European Union’s antitrust chief hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine June 27, saying the powerful web-search leader illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping site and warning that other parts of Google’s business were in the crosshairs. Read more here. The post Washington ...

Petya.A ransomware strikes Europe: Attacks in Britain, Netherlands, France, Spain – media

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Companies in different European countries report that their computers have been attacked by hackers, according to the Latvian-based Russian-language news portal Meduza.

Washington Post: FBI questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe

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FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation. Read more here. The post Washington Post: FBI questioned Trump campaign adviser Carte...

Associated Press: 3 CNN journalists resign over retracted story

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CNN says it has accepted the resignations of three employees involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. Read more here. The post Associated Press: 3 CNN journal...

NATO's senior military officer: Russia threat growing on all fronts — media

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NATO's senior military officer said the alliance was confronting efforts by Russia to increase its military capabilities on virtually every level and allies were on guard to prevent any repeat of the Kremlin's military intervention in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, according to POLITICO.

Bill on new sanctions against Russia adopted in violation of procedure – White House

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The U.S. Senate adopted the bill on the introduction of new sanctions against Russia with procedural violations, so there is no new bill at this time, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told journalists at a briefing on June 26.

Assad regime preparing new chemical attack in Syria – White House

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The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children. The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapo...

Reuters: Survey shows image of US has plunged under Trump

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The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed. Read more here. The post Reuters: Survey shows i...

Reuters: In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives his travel ban

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The U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers. Read more here.  The post Reuters:...

Washington Times: Obama officials hit back at Trump, GOP over Russia claims

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Former Obama White House officials accused President Trump June 26 of trying to distract the public from Republicans’ “terrible” health-care bill by blaming President Obama for obstructing an investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election. Read more here.  The post Washington Ti...

POLITICO: Trump asks for apology over Russia probes

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President Donald Trump on June 26 asked for an apology over the investigations into Russia’s election meddling and possible collusion with his 2016 campaign because those probes, which are ongoing, have not publicly turned up any proof of coordination between Trump associates and the Russia...

The Guardian: Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison with late-stage cancer

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China’s best-known political prisoner, the civil rights campaigner and Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has been released on medical parole after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Read more here. The post The Guardian: Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison with lat...

Financial Times: Labour shortages put central European growth under threat

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At 6 a.m. on June 20, thousands of workers at Volkswagen’s huge auto plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, walked out. Production lines for models including the VW Touareg and Audi Q7 were halted. Around the plant, workers beat drums and held placards demanding an immediate 16 percent pay rise. Read mor...

Reuters: How the Federal Reserve serves US foreign intelligence

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The Federal Reserve’s little-known role housing the assets of other central banks comes with a unique benefit to the United States: It serves as a source of foreign intelligence for Washington. Read more here. The post Reuters: How the Federal Reserve serves US foreign intelligence appeared...

Iraq forces repel IS Mosul counter-attack – media

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Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City, according to the BBC.

Deutsche Welle: Germany tells Erdogan’s bodyguards to stay away from Hamburg G20

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The German Foreign Ministry warned Turkish bodyguards involved in violent scuffles in Washington last month not to attend the G20 summit in July, German media reported on June 25. Read more here. The post Deutsche Welle: Germany tells Erdogan’s bodyguards to stay away from Hamburg G20 appea...